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5 stars If there was ever an album in Yes's vast discography that came close to the awe and majesty of "Close to the Edge" yet still brought new sounds to the table, it was 1974's "Relayer". This was the last true masterpiece this band put through, though "Going For The One" would end up with a few coatails of creativity before losing what made them special and interesting in the first place after 1980.

And to those who would label this a "rambling mess": Just because Anderson, Squire and co. took a few cues from what Miles Davis and Coltrane had been doing since the 1950's doesn't mean there's something wrong with the music. Ya' see, there's this genre of music that relies on improvisation and instrumental chemistry called jazz, which is *GASP* not as accessible as your favorite neo-prog artists! OMGZ!!!!!11

A perfect album bar none, even if it doesn't appeal to some of the more close-minded folk here at progarchives.

Anteater | 5/5 |


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